Start by preparing the clams for use by washing them thoroughly. Next, you will need to open them. If you are adventurous, you may pry all your clams open with a clam knife – however, this generally tends to take a long time, and if you’re looking for a short and easy way out, simply steam the clams open. For steaming purposes, take a large pot, pour in the white wine, and slowly bring it up to a boil.
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Next, toss your clams into a strainer, place this above the pot, and put a lid or cover on it. Allow the clams to steam, until they all open up – this should take roughly 8 minutes. You will need to monitor the heat carefully, to make sure the wine doesn’t all evaporate. If you lose a lot of it in steam, lower the flame, and add a bit of water to the pot.
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While the clams are steaming away, combine the diced salami, diced sun-dried tomatoes, breadcrumbs, butter, and lemon juice in a bowl - your stuffing is now ready. Put this aside to use later.
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Using a knife, separate the clams from their bottom shells so that they are easier to eat out of the shell later, and line them up on a baking tray. Next, use a spoon to place a small amount of the stuffing on each clam, and proceed to pack it all down.
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Slide the baking tray on to the middle rack of your oven, and broil them for around 3 to 5 minutes, or until the stuffing is browned. Take them out, and serve them with a wedge of lemon, on a bed of coarse sea salt or seaweed, to evoke a feeling of the ocean.
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